Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the Year 10 Information Evening Aims: To give you a brief overview of the programme of study. To provide you with some key dates. To explain."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to the Year 10 Information Evening Aims: To give you a brief overview of the programme of study. To provide you with some key dates. To explain the target setting, monitoring and intervention process at KS4.
Core Subjects English Most students will sit English Language and English Literature GCSEs at the end of Year 11. A small group of students will be entered for English Language and Media GCSEs at the end of Year 11.
Core Subjects Maths All students will sit the GCSE Maths exam at the end of Year 11. The top two sets (taught by Ms Hughes and Mr Stephenson) will also study towards the Level 2 Certificate in Mathematics during Year 11. Students within other groups may also be in a position to study towards this course depending upon progress during Year 10.
Core Subjects Science There are a number of different pathways in Science. Some of these are subject to some ongoing assessment either through practical controlled assessments or coursework assignments. Some students (3 groups) will be studying Triple Science and will receive separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students began this pathway in Year 9. These courses are assessed by practical controlled assessments (ISAs) and examination.
Many students (5 groups) will be studying Core Science in Year 10 and will progress to another Science qualification in Year 11. This route gives students two GCSE grades. Core Science is assessed by practical controlled assessment (ISA) and examinations. These students will progress to Additional Science, Applied Science or BTEC Science in Year 11. Applied Science is assessed by a mixture of examinations and assignments. BTEC is assessed by a mixture of examinations and assignments. Some students (1 group)are studying BTEC Science in both Year 10 and Year 11. This is assessed by a mixture of examinations and assignments. This route gives students the equivalent of two GCSE grades.
Option subjects ICT Students studying the Cambridge National in i-media and the BTEC Information Creative Technology will sit an examination in January 2014. Beyond this, the courses are assessed by coursework. Students studying GCSE Computing will be assessed by terminal examination in June 2015 and two controlled assessment tasks.
Option subjects Most subjects will be assessed by a mixture of ongoing controlled assessments followed by final examinations in Year 11. Controlled assessments will occur throughout Year 10 and 11 and in many subjects will be worth at least 25% of the overall grade.
High level – formal supervision. Medium level – informal supervision. Low level – limited supervision. Controlled Assessment – Levels of Control
Key Dates 24 th October 2013 Year 10 interim report home 7 th February 2014 Year 10 predicted grade report home 25 th February 2014 Year 10 Progress Reviews 31 st March 2014 Year 10 Parents evening 1 st April-24 th April 2014 Year 10 examinations 18 th July 2014 Year 10 final reports home